Thursday, July 1, 2010

Jackson Bottom birds: June 25 - July 1, 2010

Nest and eggs of Spotted Towhee, Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, Hillsboro, Oregon on 24 June 2010 by Sarah Pinnock.


Breeding season activities continue at Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve in Hillsboro, Oregon.

A drake RUDDY DUCK and a female BUFFLEHEAD were likely non-breeding wanderers. They mey either not have nested anywhere or their nesting attempts elsewhere may have failed.

The grass is now mowed and the rain (mostly) stopped, so the entire Preserve trail system is open. A nest of BARN SWALLOWS fledged during the week. Other new nests found this week include AMERICAN ROBIN and SPOTTED TOWHEE (above). Recently fledged TREE SWALLOWS, BUSHTITS, WESTERN SCRUB-JAYS, HOUSE FINCHES, EUROPEAN STARLINGS, and other birds are now seen regularly.

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Cinnamon Teal
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
California Quail
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Virginia Rail
Spotted Sandpiper
Mourning Dove
Vaux's Swift
Anna's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Western Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Western Scrub-Jay
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Marsh Wren
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Common Yellowthroat
Spotted Towhee
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Black-headed Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch

1 comment:

  1. I never knew that the Towhees had their nest on the ground like that before. Lovely little eggs~